Gestational Diabetes Remote home monitoring of expectant mothers with gestational diabetes

How does the gestational diabetes service work?

Patients are asked to test and submit their blood glucose levels up to seven times a day depending on their condition. Patients communicate readings using a choice of communication channels. Patients and clinicians can also send messages directly to each other.

If readings breach personalised thresholds, a clinician is notified and can step in as necessary with medical intervention, reassurance or advice about diet and lifestyle.

The gestational diabetes service is live in Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as part of the Health Call collaboration. The three Trusts have pooled their combined experience of previous in-house services to redesign a new and improved version for the wider region.

Benefits of the gestational diabetes service
Increasing patient involvement means improved knowledge of condition
Clinicians have access to patient readings and greater insight into how they are managing their diabetes, meaning interventions can happen sooner, reducing the risk of adverse events.
Close monitoring of patients – wherever they are – by their clinical team
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